From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John BOHNERT)
Subject: [IRL~BOOKS] Any Books About Co. Cavan?
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 12:35:53 -0700 (PDT)
<> Does anyone know of any books written about County Cavan?
<> I`m reading an excellent non-fiction series about Clare County by
Niall Williams & Christine Breen.
<> A married couple leave
NYC for rural west Clare. These books are
very interesting and make me want to visit Ireland. (I`ve never been to
The books are:
1. O COME YE BACK TO
2. WHEN SUMMER`S IN THE MEADOW
3. THE PIPES ARE CALLING
4. THE LUCK OF THE IRISH
Subject: Re: [IRL~BOOKS] reading***Ireland and Things Irish***
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 08:32:34 EST
In a message dated 01/10/2001
1:25:05 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Reading The Great
Shame by Thomas Keneally. It's a great read.
Yes, just bought that one
along with "DUBLIN TENEMENT LIFE~~An Oral History"
by Kevin C. Kearns. Grandmother came from Dublin so I thought it might
capture the flavor/spirit of life there.
Subject: BOOK REVIEW
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 13:47:12 EDT
Dublin's Literary Pubs by
(Paperback; 5.99 IRP / 8.99 USD)
For generations Dublin's
pubs have been one of the city's treasures. They
are at the heart of its social life, as central to the city as cafes are to
Paris – a home from home for Dublin's famous writers. On this wonderful
tour through the streets of Dublin you'll learn about the life and customs
of pub life, meet the wits and the characters, and revel in the uniquely
Irish atmosphere. With a little literature, some history, and an abundance
of craic, this very entertaining volume allows the reader to follow the
occasionally stumbling footsteps of Irish literary legends such as Brendan
Behan and Patrick Kavanagh as well as fictional creations such as Leopold
Bloom and the Ginger Man.
Subject: Re: [IRL~BOOKS] Good Books ?
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 22:51:29 EST
In a message dated 01/08/2001
5:30:33 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Any one read any good books lately ? >>
Hi. With a Grandfather from
Galway, I've been reading Aran Islands by John M.
I'm also reading The Great
Hunger as well finishing up a biography of Queen
Subject: Irish Books
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 18:28:35 EDT
PASSING THE TIME IN BALLYMENONE by Henry Glassie IBSN 0-253-20987-0
In 1839 the NIGHT OF THE
BIG WIND descended on all of Ireland. Ireland
has never witnessed another storm as it saw in 1839. Many people in
this century still repeat stories about the Night of the Big Wind. The
THE NIGHT OF THE BIG WIND
by Peter Carr, ISBN 1 870132 50 5
lists Galway on several pages. The book tells about the damage done to
the various areas of Ireland.
From: Kate Press <email@example.com>
Subject: [IRL~BOOKS] West Limerick Families
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 11:44:17 +1000
West Limerick Families Abroad
Kate Press and Valerie Thompson
Format soft cover A4 270 pages
The complete index of names
in the book, an index of West Limerick Baronies,
Parishes and Townlands plus the cover photo at:
A study of the Irish who
left West Limerick and travelled to the four corners
of the globe. This work sets out their family trees, logs their emigration and
contains numerous stories of their triumphs, trials and tribulations in their
More than 1000 family names,
with subject cross references. Many name variants
are included. There are twenty-seven known variants for the name Prenderville.
Data Tree Publishing, Suite
393, 45 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria 3144
Australia. Tel. 03 9509 7115
Kate Press, 71 Claremont
Avenue, Malvern, Vic. 3144 Tel. 03 9509 7115
Val Thompson, PO Box 90,
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Tel. 02 9 969 8717
Subject: Book Review
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 00:15:09 EDT
The Maid's Tale by Kathleen Ferguson. 1995. ISBN: 1 85371 262 0
NOVEL - the story of a priest's
housekeeper in the service of the Catholic
Church. Its setting is
the city of Derry from the late Fifties to the present day. The story is told
by the housekeeper
herself. She describes her childhood years spent in an orphanage run by the
Sisters of Charity,
then her girlhood in a convent school. This is followed by her years as a
housekeeper to a parish
priest. Abuse of power is the book's theme. The author has taken the Irish
cliche of the priest's
housekeeper and made it literature.
Subject: book review
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 13:06:17 EDT
Battleground: The Making
of 'Saving Private Ryan' in Ireland by Tom Mooney &
(Paperback; 9.99 IRP / 15.00 USD)
This book is the exciting
story of the making on one of the most
controversial war films of all time and how Ireland and a stretch of beach
in County Wexford attracted the most successful film director in the world,
Stephen Spielberg, to recreate the horror of the Omaha Beach slaughter in
1944. Battleground features behind the scenes interviews with Spielberg and
many of the film stars, including Tom Hanks and Edward Burns.
Subject: book review
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 22:09:29 EDT
Where the River Flows: Annamoe
Rectory by Vera Pettigrew
(Paperback; 8.95 IRP / 13.50 USD)
Annamoe is a tiny village
in County Wicklow, 'a humpback bridge with the
river flowing beneath, a post-office, one shop, a few whitewashed cottages'.
Half a mile away is the large old Georgian rectory, set among brooding
hills, beautiful in summer, harsh and lonely in winter. To Annamoe rectory
in 1957 came Vera Pettigrew, her husband Stanley and baby daughter. This
book is Vera's entertaining and nostalgic account of the five and a half
years they spent there, recording with a keen sense of humour and a sharp
ear for dialogue the day-to-day activities of parish and family life, from
fetes to festivals, from schools to scout camps. But her story also
stretches out to wider shores: growing up in Northern Ireland; the first
curacy in Newcastle, County Down; the start of married life in Clontarf in
Dublin; summers in Sligo and Connemara; Stanley's painting; her own love of
animals and the joy and heartbreak they brought her; echoes of the past
recalled by the names Barton, Childers and Synge. This book is a
fascinating and affectionate picture of people and places in those remote
parishes of Derralossary, Laragh and Calary.
Subject: New Irish Site/Book
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 00:14:24 EDT
Set in the rural Irish town of Ballykissangel, County Wicklow, the television
series tells the story of Father Peter Cifford and his struggle to become
accepted by the local residents.Ballykissangel - Synonomous with Ireland, its
culture, heritage and traditions. [Check your local TV stations for
Ballykissangel book published
in May 1998 also tells the story and more info.
is on the site.
to the Ireland Book Discussion page...